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Category: Appetizers

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

My apologies for not including step by step photos. But I figured a recipe post with 2 photos is better than no recipe post at all. A couple weeks ago I had tried popcorn chicken with basil from a bubble tea café in San Jose, […]

Soy Sauce Eggs

Soy Sauce Eggs

  I made soy sauce chicken last night and had some leftover stock, so I made soy sauce braised eggs. The soy infused stock can be used over and over again for chicken, eggs, tofu and so on.  The more it is reused, the more […]

Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween.

I got the idea to make this zombie head cheese from Not Martha. Hers looks a lot better than mine though, but I was pretty pleased with it, this being my first attempt to make a melted head with pub cheese. Ingredients: 1-2 tubs of […]

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Bacon wrapped asparagus

These are ridiculously easy to prepare. And they make great side dishes. I used the skinny asparagus because I like the taste of them more than the thicker ones. I bundled about 5-6 asparagus with one strip of bacon, sprinkled with pepper (don’t worry about […]

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

Caprese Stuffed Tomatoes

Instead of making the usual Caprese salad by layering fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil together, I decided to try something different. I scooped out the tomato guts, sautéed them with garlic, olive oil and basil. I then removed the guts from the heat and added […]

Baked Coconut & Panko Shrimp

Baked Coconut & Panko Shrimp

Baked Panko & Coconut Shrimp – all the flavor, without all the grease. Sounds corny but that pretty much sums it up. But if you would like my fried version, here is the link. I love the crispy, juicy golden fried version of these but […]

Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

I had 10 large mushrooms in my fridge for over a week. Almost two weeks. I’m surprised they didn’t go bad. I didn’t have bacon. I did have shrimp…but no cream cheese. I had ricotta instead. It was time to get creative… I had reserved […]

Babaganoush, because I like the name.

Babaganoush, because I like the name.

Babaganoush babaganoush babaganoush babaganoush. It sounds so fun to say babaganoush. It sounds like someone’s name. Hello, I’m Baba. Baba Ganoush. Anyway…. Babaganoush is another Middle Eastern dip, like the Hummus I made last week. In fact, I made it almost exactly the same way […]